My Top Tens: 2010s

My top ten films for each year of the 2010s. These are always up for revision as I watch more films, revisit ones I’ve seen before, and think about them over time. I don’t really believe in top “ten” lists, despite using the common nomenclature for the title of this page, nor do I hold fast to the order, though it’s generally from films I liked better to films I liked less well. This is going to be my top several films of each year, down to whatever point I feel is right. Might be eight one year, might be twenty-three another.

2014

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Edge of Tomorrow

2013

  • Blancanieves
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Gravity
  • Frozen
  • The World’s End
  • Frances Ha
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Our Sunhi
  • Side Effects
  • Man of Steel

TOP FIVE YET TO SEE
Her
To the Wonder
Blue Jasmine
Before Midnight
Stories We Tell

2012

  • The Master
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Argo
  • The Avengers
  • Django Unchained
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Wrong
  • The History of Future Folk
  • Anna Karenina
  • Haywire
  • Cabin in the Woods
  • Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Looper
  • Premium Rush
  • Prometheus
  • Les Miserables
  • Frankenweenie
  • In Another Country
  • It’s a Disaster
  • ParaNorman
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Seven Psychopaths

TOP FIVE YET TO SEE
Rust and Bone
Lincoln
The Grey
Life of Pi
Damsels in Distress

2011

  • The Tree of Life
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Drive
  • The Story of Film: An Odyssey
  • The Innkeepers
  • Attack the Block
  • Hanna
  • Melancholia
  • The Artist
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • The Dynamiter
  • Café de Flore
  • The Raid
  • Carnage
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Kill List
  • Jane Eyre
  • This is Not a Film
  • Extraterrestrial
  • Rango
  • Midnight in Paris

TOP FIVE YET TO SEE
A Separation
The Skin I Live In
50/50
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Shame

2010

  • The Social Network
  • Certified Copy
  • Blue Valentine
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • The New Year
  • Attenberg
  • Black Swan
  • Inception
  • Meek’s Cutoff
  • The American
  • True Grit
  • Never Let Me Go
  • Julia’s Eyes
  • Shutter Island
  • Hahaha
  • The Illusionist
  • Rubber
  • Parade
  • Toy Story 3

TOP FIVE YET TO SEE
127 Hours
Another Year
Incendies
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Tabloid